Archive for November 2016

November 25, 2016 Coffee Market Report

Coffee Market The C market continued its steady decline this week losing almost seven cents of fund long liquidation continued. A weaker Brazilian Real also saw origin selling continue at a steady pace and these combined factors easily satisfied waiting roaster buying on the way down. The flat price continues to operate in a bit […]

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Why a Landscape Approach?

Commodity-based trading companies, manufacturing companies, regional and national governments, farmers and NGOs all need reliable data concerning the numerous components that encompass a key sourcing landscape. Conservation International’s Carbon Fund developed the Landscape Accounting Framework (LAF), a tool for measuring and monitoring the status and change in key indicators that collectively characterize landscape sustainability. Such […]

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November 18, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market saw a fairly quiet week unfold after last week’s volatility. Light spec fund long liquidation continued and was again absorbed by industry buying. The liquidation of the spot December contract ahead of delivery period comprised most of the activity. Overall, the decline off the recent highs has painted a short-term […]

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November 11, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market saw one its most volatile weeks of the year unfold, and once again the movement was by virtue of outside factors more than any actual “coffee” news. The rally had continued early in the week with the market touching 22-month highs before the election results surprised the markets. Many markets […]

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November 4, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market continued higher this week touching 23-month highs on a continued tide of speculative buying. The high prices continue to slowly bring in reluctant industry buying as the anticipated correction many are hoping for fails to materialize. Industry buying is also providing trailing support to the rally which lends confidence to […]

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Cost of Production: A necessary discussion

During the 2014-2015 crop, nearly all Central American countries and Mexico were severely affected by ROYA, or leaf rust. This windborne fungus was responsible for crop reductions of over 50 percent across the Central American region where, to no surprise, most of the damaged occurred to low income, small scale coffee producers. In some cases […]

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October 28, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market continued to push higher, ending up 6 percent higher on the week and at 20 month highs. Open interest (without options) touched a record high as speculative money continued to flow into the market. Funds reached a net long position of 51k lots, a level not seen since 2008 and […]

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